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TEI: The Start of a Conversation

Nov. 12, 2018—Today I’m glad to be able to share a conversation that I had with two of the PhD students, Meghan K. McGinley and Bryant White, currently learning TEI encoding as part of Vanderbilt’s Digital Cultural Heritage TEI Working Group. The group meets every Friday at 2pm in the Vanderbilt Digital Humanities Center (Buttrick 344) and...

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Becoming a (Digital) Publisher and Encoding Haitian Opera with TEI

Oct. 29, 2018—By Nathan H. Dize TEI (Text Coding Initiative) encoding is a widely used platform by digital technologists, librarians, and academics to create digital editions of written works. The benefits of such an initiative are clear for many reasons. Creators of TEI-powered digital editions can establish open-access resources that circumvent costly print markets for critical editions...

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The Human Element

Oct. 25, 2018—By Michelle Taylor The Text-Encoding Initiative (TEI) has multiple purposes, but perhaps its foremost and most recognizable one is the digital preservation of texts. Today I’ll be writing about a common argument I hear against TEI: “The texts are available on Google Books! Why should we go through the labor-intensive process of encoding them into...

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Introducing Dr. Michelle Taylor, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Digital Cultural Heritage

Sep. 20, 2018—In order to expand the possibilities for digital cultural heritage, you need new tools and skillsets to preserve documentation, making it possible to provide open-access sources of global history. Since its inception, the Digital Cultural Heritage research cluster has modeled the effective use of TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) coding in digital humanities projects from digital editions of important...

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Welcome to Digital Cultural Heritage at Vanderbilt!

Sep. 14, 2018—The DCH research cluster began as a faculty-led initiative by campus scholars from various disciplines and departments working on questions of digital archiving, curation, mapping, preservation, virtual reality, and more. Now that the cluster has been generously funded as part of the Vanderbilt Trans-Institutional Programs initiative (TiPs), we are looking forward to training graduate and undergraduate...

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